Tutoring in Math and Science
Tutoring via Zoom Now Available
Drop-in tutoring for the SAS Peer Mentors and the Physics Learning Assistants is now available via the Zoom platform. To use this platform, you will need to have a mic and speaker (a webcam is a bonus!).
To get tutoring help, visit the CNSM Tutoring Zoom Front Desk, or use Meeting ID 342-262-991 after accessing the Zoom chiclet in Single Sign-On.
If you have any challenges accessing our services, please email email@example.com.
At this time, we will be following our normal tutoring hours and schedule. This is subject to change after Spring Break.
While we have spent the last week working out the kinks to this tutoring protocol, please be patient with us as we get in the groove. Be patient with yourself too; it is not easy (nor ideal) to learn an entirely new way to attend classes in such a short period of time!
Apply to Be a Peer Mentor
Interested in being a paid tutor for math and science? Apply to Be a Peer Mentor. Application Deadline: April 7, 2020 (extended).
There are multiple centers on campus that tutor courses offered by the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (CNSM):
- SAS Peer Mentors offers tutoring in science and math for CNSM pre-majors and majors
- Physics Learning Assistants offers tutoring focused on physics and math
- Lingren Math Tutoring Center focuses on math
- The Learning Center offers tutoring in lower-division science and math courses for non-CNSM majors
- Engineering Tutoring is available for undergraduate engineering students in variety of subjects
Reasons for Receiving Tutoring
You can seek out tutoring for a variety of reasons:
- review before a test
- review exam results and missed homework problems
- gain study skills and time management strategies
- overcome struggling with a particular concept or problem
- build your confidence in a subject matter
- stay on top of your homework and study routine.
Types of Tutoring
Tutoring can take different forms:
- coming to the tutoring center with a set of question you need assistance with
- studying in the tutoring center and ask a tutor questions as they arise
- "teaching" the tutor what you have learned and have them review your knowledge
- having a tutor quiz you before test
- visiting the center with a group of friends and inviting the tutor to help with any problem areas.
- ask your academic advisor about individual tutoring if you would like an assigned Peer Mentor
Benefits of Tutoring
You can benefit from tutoring in a number of ways:
- increase your confidence in a particular subject matter as well as in your academic skills
- build connections with upperclass students and classmates
- increase your opportunity for success in forthcoming courses
- learn new study and problem-solving strategies.